Fantasy cricket is getting popular day by day, although some have a misconception of it being something similar to gambling or betting. This is a completely wrong notion and it is, in fact, a game that requires skill and hones your cricket knowledge.
In the Indian subcontinent, it qualifies as a game of skill and hence is legal to play barring the states of Assam and Odisha, which consider it as a game of mixed chance and skill.
To play these games, you need to have a good knowledge of cricket, sound judgement, experience, opinion and expertise. If you have all these skills, then only you will be able to build your own virtual sports team. This team can be an IPL fantasy team or a test match or ODI team depending on which format you like to play in.
The outcomes of these matches are never by chance. The data of those participants who are consistently performing well in the fantasy sports supports it. These best performers do insane research, use their statistical analysis capabilities and their knowledge and expertise to succeed.
If you start playing the fantasy cricket game then you will have to create your dream team within a limited virtual budget. As you need to pick players from real life, you will obviously follow their game; this, in turn, will hone your gaming skills. How a player performs in which format of the game, how the pitch or the weather conditions affect the game etc. are things that you will research and learn. Knowing about the game and the players is a key ingredient of picking your dream team.
Only when you research a lot and watch players in the live games can you pick an ideal team that has the potential to make you win in the virtual format. To win any fantasy cricket tournament, your team has to score the highest number of points playing against the teams of other fantasy sports fans.
The prize money in these tournaments is good and it motivates people to spend time to analyse and research before picking up the players for their teams. This not only hones their knowledge about the game, but also their statistical analytical skills improve. They are able to make rational decisions keeping in mind a lot of factors. This makes you thoughtful, proficient and capable of making quick decisions during intense moments.
This is also a social and fun skill game that you can also play with your friends and family. You can then discuss the game with them helping each other gain more knowledge and expertise in the process.